AB109, Realignment and Felony Imprisonment in County Jail

In the eight years since AB109 came into effect, a great deal of ignorance and misinformation persists about what crimes are affected by realignment, allowing one convicted of certain felonies (almost 600 actually) to serve a state prison sentence in local county jail. Our office has written a short article that attempts to summarize the provisions of Penal Code § 1170(h)(3) that permits a “16, 2 or 3” year state prison sentence to be served in county jail unless it is a serious felony, violent felony or requires registration under Penal Code § 290. To read our short summary, please click on the following link.



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